Mourning Fog

Weep for You by Kokitsune-Koyuki
Weep for You by Kokitsune-Koyuki

Mourning Fog

The early mourning fog alights
across the yard on stoned gravesites
soothing to an earth lain scarred
holes for souls and yours en garde

For long your stolen strength I tried
to shadow safely, fears inside
’til staunchly I fell by your tomb
as though they’d ripped you from my womb

But this you gave in times of strife
a graceful face respecting life
faking of the Master’s ways
as rain melts down to faithless days

So rest now Mother your wounds are healed
your heart ensconced in golden shield
Your loving arms are missed in spade
yet forever linger in misty shade…

[RIP 2/16/13]

© LTM 2/20/15

Writing 201: Fog

2014 APRIL PAD CHALLENGE DAY 16: Ashes Never Spread Around (Poem)

Well…I couldn’t avoid it forever. Today’s prompt was to write an elegy. I figured since I have 14 months worth of those, maybe I should attempt something a little more formal and/or classic – and that’s what this is: an attempt, 😉

Ashes to Ashes by decors

Ashes to Ashes by decors

Ashes Never Spread Around
(an elegy for Mother)

In the eerie depths of the Knight’s white shadow,
Momma you melted away in ghostly hollow –
lonely in your wisdom and trepid for your fate,
while no one knew you’d been struck down in blinding grace.

Your voice and face still a constant earthly presence,
love and guidance amass in hindsight mind segments.
A challenged intellect comprises nothing new –
except this grief: I blame the snow for killing you,

not God nor Nature nor the way things just happen.
Still human in my need to grudge a bleeding pen –
I cannot bridge the gaps of wrath with platitudes
nor string my acceptance to somber gratitude,

but yield to knowing your essence has not ended.
The life and breath of all you are floats descended,
though your deathly form still lies frozen underground –
you are forever, ashes never spread around.

© LTM 04/16/14

(I love it when my muse is sipping wine with Poe)